Fox News media critic Howard Kurtz on Tuesday got hammered after he lamented the purported plight of white men who are running for the presidency in the Democratic primary.
Reacting to a New York Times report on the diverse field of Democratic candidates running in 2020, Kurtz wrote that he feared that "being a white male candidate may well be a liability for Democrats in 2020." He then asked rhetorically, "How did we get to such a place?"
Being a white male candidate may well be a liability for Democrats in 2020, says the New York Times. How did we get… https://t.co/R5DKRfos9B— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz)1556017239.0
Despite Kurtz's lamentation, however, polls have continuously shown white men such as former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg are all among the top contenders.
In fact, two recent polls from Monmouth University and Morning Consult have found that Biden, Sanders and Buttigieg make up the top three most popular candidates among Democratic primary voters.
Given all this, Kurtz proceeded to get buried in mockery by his Twitter followers, many of whom accused him of shamelessly stoking panic about the supposed decline of white men.
Check out some of the reactions below.
@HowardKurtz Poor White men, my heart breaks for that oppressed group.— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1556021234.0
@HowardKurtz The plight of the white man. It's been studied and documented year after year; their constant struggle… https://t.co/exXP5HLpGx— Bobbie Smith (@Bobbie Smith)1556022402.0
@HowardKurtz Progress?— Flanking Phil (@Flanking Phil)1556020561.0
@MattSeguin09 @HowardKurtz *points at current polling data showing 3 white men leading the race*— Nick (@Nick)1556024634.0
@HowardKurtz please tell me you are kidding.— Jodi Jacobson 🩸🦷 #BlackLivesMatter (@Jodi Jacobson 🩸🦷 #BlackLivesMatter)1556021310.0
@HowardKurtz Thoughts and prayers! https://t.co/RhYLNI5Ese— Hemant Mehta ︽✵︽ (@Hemant Mehta ︽✵︽)1556021466.0